On Monday morning last saw the formal signing of the contract for the new Thurles town park. Amongst those in attendance for the signing were Mr Joe MacGrath ( Chief Executive Tipperary County Council), Mr Michael Ryan (Thurles Administrator), Mr Michael Fitzgerald, (Cathaoirleach Tipperary County Council), Mr Pearse Ferguson (SIAC Construction Ltd.,) Mr Nicholas de Jong (Park Design Team), M/s Deirdre O’Shea (Council Administrative Staff Member), Tipperary Co Councillors; Mr Michael Smith, Mr John Hogan, Mr Jackie Cahill, Mr Seamus Hanafin, Mr Micheál Lowry, Mr David Doran and Mr Jim Ryan together with Mr Padraig Killeen, (SIAC Construction Ltd.), Mr Michael Tierney, Mr Matt Shortt (District Director for Templemore / Thurles Municipal Council) and Mr Ruairi Boland (Engineer).
Work has already begun on this new exciting Thurles project, latter, for the benefit of non Thurles residents which is situated east of the town, behind the present Source complex.
The park, which has the full backing of both Thurles residents and businesses; was previously agreed through a process of full consultation, the end result of which is now the emergence of a modern well designed and much needed Town Park amenity.
As part of this new park amenity; a new footbridge is planned, same to be built over the river Suir running from the east bank of St Patrick’s college former grounds to the west bank joining Emmet Street (The Watery Mall) and Thomond Road, close to what locals call the “Swinging Gates.”
Click on image left to view larger picture of the overall proposed final park plan.
One of the entertaining features of this new amenity will be a new Skateboarding area which no doubt will be a source of attraction for many of our young people in the coming weeks. However to date no sporting shops in the town appear to be offering Skateboards for sale. Skateboards of course are not overly expensive to purchase and for those of you anxious to to get a handle on this sport simply click Skateboard here and browse to suit your pocket.
Congratulations to all those who, through their vision, financing and planning contributed to this now, soon to be realised, Thurles Town Park amenity.